NEW YORK, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- QBE is expanding its offering of Employment Practices Liability insurance (EPLI) for small- and medium-sized businesses that want easy and affordable protection.
According to Head of QBE Regional Insurance Tony Cid, EPLI coverage has evolved from a high-priced option for large businesses to an affordable necessity for all employers. "Nowadays, all business owners must take steps to defend themselves against damaging employment claims," he says.
Among QBE's enhanced EPLI offerings is access to an online loss prevention, training and human resources tool center, where employee handbooks, forms and policies can be customized. In addition, business owners may consult with employment liability attorneys via a toll-free help line, as well as EPLI specialists to discuss claims or suits.
"QBE's financial strength provides a solid backing for this product," Cid says. "Offered with some significant, unique loss prevention and loss control services, this is just one more way QBE is being innovative in the market."
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE Insurance Group's 2011 results can also be found at www.qbeamericas.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 52 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America operation, headquartered in New York, conducts business through various property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's.